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Lake Eaton

 

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Lake Eaton State Campground is located just north of the hamlet of Long Lake in the Central Adirondacks. The campground is located on scenic Lake Eaton with Owls Head Mountain in the distance. An interpretive nature trail is located along the northern boundary of the campground. There are numerous hiking opportunities nearby. There are 135 campsites available as well as a day use area that includes a beach as well as a picnic area.

The campground is located on NY 30 north of Long Lake. It's close to William Whitney Wilderness, Round Lake Wilderness and Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest to the north. Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, popular Buttermilk Falls and Blue Mountain Wild Forest is just to the south of the campground. The famous Adirondack long distance trail, Northville-Placid Trail, is located near by. The overly popular High Peaks Wilderness is just to the east.

The most popular hiking destination from Lake Eaton Campground is a hike to the fire tower on Owls Head Mountain. We also recommend hiking Coney Mountain. It's an unknown gem located north of the campground on NY 30. Just a bit further north along NY 30 you'll find the trailhead for Goodman Mountain. Another great hike is the fire tower on Goodnow Mountain located to the east along NY 28N. If you like to bike, then we suggest checking out the Historic Camp Santanoni on Newcomb Lake. It's 4.5 miles along an old dirt road from the parking area off NY 28N to the historic lodge located on Newcomb Lake.

DEC campgrounds accept the Empire Passport for those who want to enter to use the day use facilities. It's not just for state parks! To get more info on this campground including reservations see the NY DEC Website.

Campsite at Lake Eaton Campground

Early morning in autumn on Lake Eaton

 

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